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SAFE Warning Drivers to Stay Cautious

Delaware, Oh. — The SAFE Delaware County Coalition is warning drivers to take safety precautions while on the roadways as 2022 is on a trend to be the deadliest in Delaware County since 2016.   “Historically, the county suffers anywhere from four to 8 deadly motor vehicle crashes during the last three months of the year,” said Jackie Bain, [...]

October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Commissioner Announces Departure from Health District

Delaware, Oh. -- Health Commissioner Shelia Hiddleson announced to the Board of Health this week that she will retire from the Delaware Public Health District on Dec. 31, 2022 as she has accepted a full-time position with the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), where she will be able to use her skills, many of which were [...]

September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SAFE Announces 2022 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Kick-Off Event

Delaware, Oh. — During the Labor Day holiday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working alongside the law enforcement community in Delaware County to decrease impaired driving. From August 19 through September 5, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and local police agencies will be [...]

August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mosquito Fogging to Occur in Berlin Township

The Delaware Public Health District is informing Berlin Township residents that mosquito fogging will occur on Monday, Aug. 1, because of a mosquito collection trap testing positive for West Nile virus. Weather permitting, the Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will fog all areas west of Three Bs and K Road, east of Africa Road, north [...]

July 28th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

DPHD Receives National Award for COVID-19 Drive Through Clinics

ATLANTA, Ga. - Health Commissioner Hiddleson and Adam Howard, Deputy Health Commissioner Preventative Health Division, received recognition on behalf of DPHD this week at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) national conference in Atlanta.   DPHD's "Drive Through Vaccination Clinics at Fire & EMS Stations" was selected as a 2022 Innovative [...]

July 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SAFE’s Click It or Ticket Campaign To Kick Off for Memorial Day

Delaware, Oh. — The SAFE Delaware County Coalition is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs from May 23 - June [...]

May 13th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delaware County Healthiest in State Eighth Year Straight

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware Public Health District is pleased to announce that Delaware County is the healthiest county in Ohio for the eighth year straight.   The 2022 County Health Rankings issued today places Delaware County as first in Ohio for both health outcomes and health factors. Health outcomes focus on how healthy people are presently [...]

April 27th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

DPHD Creating Healthy Communities Program Awards Funds 

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware Public Health District announced today its plans to award four partner projects within the Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Mini Grant program.   The CHC program had nine applicant organizations with funding requests totaling $34,665 – far exceeding the $10,000 available for projects. The amounts requested within the project proposals reflect the distinct [...]

April 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Board President Retires After Two Decades of Service

Delaware, OH — The Delaware Public Health District is recognizing long-time Board of Health member, Dr. Walter Threlfall, after he retired from the Board at the end of 2021 with over two decades of service to the community. “The Board of Health and the Health District have had the privilege of having Dr. Threlfall serve [...]

March 24th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

KDCB Recognizes Community with 2021 Awards

Delaware, OH — After the Keep Delaware County Beautiful Awards were cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, several community members, businesses, schools and groups received recognition at the end of 2021 through the KDCB awards, including: The Recycling Award, which recognizes an outstanding effort or action that contributes significantly toward the success of recycling in Delaware [...]

March 17th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments